Posted on July 23, 2014
Hundreds of festival-goers had the time of their life as Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage took to the water at last weekend’s Latitude Festival. A company of eight dancers and two singers performed to audiences positioned on all three sides of the Waterfront Stage, thrilling the crowd with a specially choreographed sequence featuring excerpts from the worldwide smash-hit show.
Dirty Dancing‘s current UK associate choreographer, Glenn Wilkinson, created a bespoke performance especially for the festival. He said: “I adapted the piece to try and give people a real sense of the show. I tried to pick the most iconic moments and squeeze what is normally a two-hour show into 20 minutes.
“We were really lucky to perform on the Waterfront Stage; lots of dance is choreographed to be viewed from a particular direction, but Dirty Dancing looks great whichever side it is viewed from.”
The record-breaking national tour of Dirty Dancing is currently in Dublin at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, before moving to Belfast for a season at the Grand Opera House. It will then visit Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Oxford, Eastbourne, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Liverpool.